Adventures of the Super Sons #2

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Carlo Barberi, Art Thibert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 5, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 19
8.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Kids today, amiright? What with their vaping, texting, emoji-ing and whatnot-never mind what happens when teen villains the Gang get their hands on Gold Kryptonite! That's exactly what the young bad guys plan to do to impress the Earth's biggest villains! Super Sons Robin and Superboy stand face to face with Rex Luthor, Joker Jr. and other psychos pulled right from your nightmares. The Gang has already robbed Superboy of his powers, and now they're ready to reveal their grand plan!

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Sep 5, 2018

    Tomasi and his team offer an issue filled with fun that is sure to entertain fans new and old alike! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Sep 8, 2018

    If you want crazy, silly fun, with sharp and witty dialogue, unexpected twists and pure joy permeating each page, then pick this book up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Sep 5, 2018

    Reading Super Sons each month is a true pleasure. This title has a playfulness that reminds me of Peter David's Young Justice (I miss that title). How can you not love a book that makes Superman Red, Superman Blue into a family tradition? I can't wait to see how this plays out in next month's issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 7, 2018

    I love these characters. I am going to hate to see them go away. I am going to hate to not be able to read their madcap adventures any more. At least I got one more ride on the merry-go-round. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Sep 5, 2018

    Even as a big fan, Adventures of the Super Sons #2 constantly surprised me. Whether it was the callback to Manchester Black from way back in the original Superman: Rebirth or some of the plot twists in the second half of the comic, there was a smile on my face the entire time. Tomasi captures the spirit of growing up. As out of this world as these adventures are, there are kernels of honesty and truth littered throughout the issue. Out of all the comics in the DC roster at the moment, this remains my favorite title by a mile and a half. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 5, 2018

    The final page on this issue has me a bit bummed out that it's going to be another month for the next installment. This book has been a lot of fun already and I'm fully expecting some more surprises next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Sep 5, 2018

    Read the Adventures of the Super Sons. Please do. Its a fun series thats experimenting with more legitimate feeling threats and I feel that should be rewarded. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 5, 2018

    There were complaints from some folks I know (like one Jim Werner) that the pacing of issue #1 was off, particularly in the beginning with some retreading of old ground from the first series. It moved past that towards the end of issue #1, and it is barely present in issue #2 if at all. This is full steam ahead with The Gang vs. The Super Sons, and I for one can't wait to see where we go from here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Jack Daston Sep 9, 2018

    I am so happy to see the Super Sons back in action, and this book is truly one of the most fun and creative stories out there. Do not sleep on Adventures of the Super Sons! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 5, 2018

    The art is very good as Barberi comes into his own with this title. It's well done and well crafted. His art is great and makes the whole book flow and is exciting. Overall, it's a very nice second issue in a 12 issue limited series. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 5, 2018

    Adventures of the Super Sons #2 was another fun issue for the embrace in being evil that we have received from The Gang. We now know how they came to be, what motivates them, and what is at stake for the Super Sons if they do not put a stop to their plans. It was an interesting approach to this discovery, and hopefully the next issue fully addresses how this Rex Luthor fully created this persona from who he used to be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Sep 11, 2018

    Adventures of the Super Sons #2 is a whimsical tale of injustice set against a harrowing background of children led astray. The emotional context and clever characterizations contribute to what is quickly turning out to be a great story that is well worth picking up! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Sep 6, 2018

    This chapter in the Super Sons story is full of campy comic book fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Sep 5, 2018

    This is just required reading. It’s funny and charming, the characterisation is all there, and the art is more than superb. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 5, 2018

    Another good issue that adds some interesting layers to the villains. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Sep 4, 2018

    Barberi delivers some great art in this issue as well and everything has a great sense of movement and motion in how it complements the story that Tomasi is creating. Great visuals throughout help keep the story suspenseful as well as fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Sep 5, 2018

    The book ends on a cliffhanger, which is caused, in part, by Damian's attempts to fix their situation. Tomasi plays off some long-standing Superman lore in the final dilemma, and the outcome of the secret ally is still uncertain. What makes this book so good is the way Tomasi set up intrigue and expectation for the future of this story. I recommend this book to adults and children and for fans of the Super-Sons due to the art and the cliffhanger at the end of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Sep 5, 2018

    Adventures of the Super Sons is a simple good guy versus bad guy story where, currently, the bad guys are winning. Super Sons is an entertaining title with amusing characters in a story that has enough surprises and twists to keep it interesting. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 6, 2018

    And that basically sums up this book " it's silly, it's over the top, and it's at its best when it embraces that vibe and tones down the caustic sarcasm a bit. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Edgar O'Neill-Figueroa Sep 5, 2018

    Coming off a great first issue, Super Sons this week hits its sophomore slump. I'm still excited to see what Tomasi does with these characters, both new and old. The story itself feels similar to roads we have been down before. But as long as it's fun then it shouldn't really matter. If you're a series "completionist" then yes, definitely get this book. If not you probably won't be lost next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Russ Burlingame Sep 5, 2018

    The beautiful art from penciler Carlo Barberi and inker Art Thibert, with colors by Protobunker, is a highlight of the issue, delivering exactly the tone they need to sell a menacing cadre of kid supervillains. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Sep 7, 2018

    Despite really enjoying this issue, it was good, it didn't really advance the story aside from showing the sinister kids' plan and them realising it. Even so, the stakes don't feel high yet. Compared to the previous installment it's mostly just setup and exposition leading from the heroes' capture to the surprise twist at the end, which leads into the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Tony Hammack Sep 7, 2018

    This issue got me re-engaged with this series. Let's hope the third issue keeps up the momentum. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Sep 6, 2018

    Competently told and illustrated exposition that, sadly, never rises to much more than that. There's nothing bad here, it's just rather dull. Some of Tomasi's ideas are interesting, and the cliffhanger promises some amazing Silver Agey goodness going forward, but this still feels like set up for greater adventures ahead. I'll always have a soft spot for these guys, and I'll always hope for the best, I just hope that the adventures promised in the title start soon. Read Full Review

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